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Ex-judge says push to dismiss Flynn case is abuse of power

Ex-judge says push to dismiss Flynn case is abuse of powerA former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn said there was evidence of a “gross abuse” of prosecutorial power and that the request should be denied. Former U.S. District Judge John Gleeson said in a filing Wednesday that the government “has engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the President.” Gleeson was appointed by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in a special role to weigh in on the case, but it will ultimately be up to Sullivan and potentially an appeals court whether to accept the Justice Department’s motion to drop the case.



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Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann case

Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann casePortugal’s prosecutor’s office said on Saturday it would pore over its files to see if a German man suspected of murdering British girl Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in the southern Algarve region in 2007, has a criminal record there. Germany is investigating a 43-year-old German national on suspicion of murder, the Braunschweig state prosecutor said on Thursday.. Lawyer Jan-Christian Hochmann confirmed to Reuters on Saturday he was representing the suspect, Christian B., but declined to comment.



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Tennessee Authorities Have Identified a ‘Person of Interest’ in Case of Baby Evelyn Boswell

Tennessee Authorities Have Identified a ‘Person of Interest’ in Case of Baby Evelyn BoswellThree months after 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell was first reported missing, Tennessee investigators say they’ve identified a “person of interest” in her widely-watched case.The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday they have identified a person of interest in Evelyn’s case but refused to name the suspected individual due to the ongoing investigation. To date, no one has been charged with Evelyn’s death. The infant was reported missing on Feb. 18 but “was last seen by certain family members near the end of November 2019 and the first of December 2019,” authorities said.After an extensive, multi-agency search, the toddler’s remains were found in March on a property belonging to a “family member of Evelyn’s mother,” according to Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy. An autopsy report is still pending. Detectives Find Remains of Missing Tennessee Baby Evelyn Boswell“We will never ever forget Evelyn Boswell,” Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Captain Joey Strickler told News Channel 11 on Wednesday, stating that several officers are still working diligently on the case. Amid the investigation, Boswell’s mother, 18-year-old Megan Boswell, was charged on Feb. 25 with making false reports for allegedly giving authorities “conflicting, inaccurate statements” that “impeded” the investigation. “Every time we’ve talked to her, her story changed. Every single time,” Cassidy said after the arrest, calling Boswell’s actions “frustrating.”Authorities say Evelyn was first reported missing by her grandfather on Feb. 18 after he hadn’t seen the baby in several months. According to court documents obtained by WCYB, Boswell initially told authorities that Evelyn’s father, Ethan Perry, had the baby and she was supposed to meet him at a store in Colonial Heights. But Perry, an active-duty military officer stationed in Louisiana, did not have the child.Boswell then allegedly claimed the girl’s grandmother had taken Evelyn camping “in a silver camper,” and promised, “I’m going to go find her myself.” The 18-year-old also told authorities that she was newly pregnant and could not take a polygraph test—which investigators later determined was false. Minnesota Man Killed Wife, Buried Her Under Home Then Faked Her Disappearance: Court DocsMegan Boswell’s mother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, 33-year-old William McCloud, were separately arrested in February in North Carolina after investigators found them riding in a stolen gray BMW. They have since been released on bond. Despite the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has presented amid the investigation, Strickler said the sheriff’s office is glad to be working through the evidence slowly to ensure they do not make a mistake. Boswell, who has not spoken to authorities about her daughter’s case since her arrest, is currently in the Sullivan County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case 

CDC's 'disease detectives' are on the coronavirus case While the Washington State Department of Health had prepared a plan for the arrival of the virus in January, it assumed it still had weeks before the disease would reach the U.S. “In three days, the plan was trashed. We went through every step,” Marcia Goldoft, a clinical epidemiologist with the Washington State DOH, told Yahoo News. “I don’t think anyone involved has ever seen anything go this fast.” 



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Feds dropping case for 2 Russian companies in troll probe

Feds dropping case for 2 Russian companies in troll probeThe Justice Department is moving to drop charges against two Russian companies that were accused of funding a social media campaign to sway American public opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Prosecutors said they concluded that a trial, against a corporate defendant with no presence in the United States and no prospect of meaningful punishment even if convicted, would likely expose sensitive law enforcement tools and techniques, “potentially undermining their effectiveness.” Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering were among three companies and 13 individuals charged in 2018 by special counsel Robert Mueller in a conspiracy to spread disinformation on social media during the 2016 presidential race.



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Doomsday Mom Lori Vallow Tries to Get Judge Booted From Case

Doomsday Mom Lori Vallow Tries to Get Judge Booted From CaseDoomsday mom Lori Vallow is trying to get an Idaho judge booted from her case while she sits in jail, unable to raise enough money to bail out.It’s not clear why Vallow—who has refused to cooperate with the investigation into her missing children—wants Madison County Magistrate Judge Faren Eddins disqualified; her lawyer’s filing didn’t give a reason.She appeared before Eddins last week, requesting that her $ 5 million bail be lowered to $ 10,000. Eddins lowered it to $ 1 million, but Vallow hasn’t been able to secure a bond.Bizarre Email Is Latest Clue in Saga of Doomsday Couple With Missing KidsA number of bondsmen have been in touch with Vallow, but none have been willing to take her on.“It’s not about the money. I told her I don’t want to write the bond. I’d rather just have this go away if she would provide where the kids are located,” Danielle Kingston told East Idaho News this week.“If she could provide that assurance and proof of life, this goes away. But she has rights—including her right to bail.”Vallow’s 17-year-old daughter Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old son J.J. have not been seen since September, and when police started making inquiries, she and husband Chad Daybell picked up and moved to Hawaii.She was ordered to return to Idaho and produce the kids. When she didn’t, she was arrested on charges of child desertion, contempt of court, and promoting a criminal act and extradited from Hawaii.In addition to hunting for the kids—who police have said are in danger—authorities are also investigating the death of Vallow’s last husband, Charles, who was shot dead by her brother, Alex Cox, who has also since died under mysterious circumstances.They are also looking into the death of Daybell’s last wife, Tammy, whose body has been exhumed for an autopsy. Daybell, the author of novels about near-death experiences and the apocalypse, and Vallow, who is also obsessed with doomsday scenarios, got married weeks after Tammy’s death from unknown causes.Vallow was supposed to make another court appearance next week, but both her attorney and the prosecutor have asked to postpone it until May because they are gathering more evidence.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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